The State of Florida provides a number of rights and responsibilities to owners of Florida condominiums. One source of these rights is the Florida Statutes section 718, which is also known as the Condominium Act.
The Florida Department Of Business And Professional Regulation, through the Division Of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares & Mobile Homes, has published a document titled "Condominium Unit-Owner Rights And Responsibilities", which summarizes the rights and responsibilities of Florida condo unit owners under the Condominium Act.
Some unit buyers mistakenly believed that they have rights that do not exist. One way, and perhaps the best way, for a Florida condo owner to understand their rights and responsibilities is to read all of governing documents for their condominium association plus read Florida Statutes 718. This seems a daunting task for many.
The "Condominium Unit-Owner Rights And Responsibilities" document provides a much easier to digest summary of the rights provided by the Florida Statutes.
Prospective Florida condo buyers should, if they don't understand the rights and responsibilities of condo unit owners, engage licensed and reputable attorneys and advisors to guide their buying decision.
The Florida Condo Tips website shares experiences of Florida condo owners who have served as members of the board of directors for condo associations. These stories may help condo owners and prospective condo buyers.